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Humza Deas Scales New Heights For “F8 and Be There”

Move over, Margaret Burke-White. There’s room on that girder for a new generation of daredevil photographers who will take any risk to get the shot. Humza Deas started climbing bridges and skyscrapers in New York City for the adrenalin rush and street creds, documenting his feats with selfies of his shoes. Think of him as a new kind of vertical flaneur, soaring rather than strolling, with a rarefied perspective on the street. Instead of Life Magazine, Instagram is his platform. Now he’s beginning to parlay social media fame into a paying gig. Continue reading

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Fashionista Street: Soft Lines & Preposterous Shoes

According to Bill Cunnningham’s latest On the Street photo essay, “A signature look has emerged during the last days of New York Fashion Week: draped dresses worn with shoes that make a statement.”

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‘All revolutions are compromised. Human rebellion is constant.’

I may not have the right translation of this passage from Albert Camus’ L’Homme révolté, but I internalized it this way many years ago. The scenes of thugs known euphemistically as the Revolutionary Guard brutally suppressing protesters in the streets … Continue reading

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Bill Cunningham Documents A ‘Gospel Miracle’

He didn’t have a ticket to the Inauguration. He didn’t have an official assignment from the Times. Bill Cunningham just got on a train and went to Washington. He stayed on the street, where he had freedom to move and … Continue reading

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